When:
June 24, 2021 – July 29, 2021 all-day
2021-06-24T00:00:00+00:00
2021-07-30T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
Virtual Screening
Contact:
Film Team
TRUMAN & TENNESSEE IS A HIT!!  TOP NEW INDEPENDENT FILM IN NYC!

 

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The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary.

Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s most memorable movie adaptions: A Streetcar Named DesireCat on a Hot Tin RoofThe Glass MenagerieBreakfast at Tiffany’s, and In Cold Blood. Featuring vibrant voiceover work by award-winning actors Jim Parsons (Capote) and Zachary Quinto (Williams), the film is dripping with wit and wisdom.

It is a celebration of both men’s fearless candor and often tumultuous friendship that honors how their identity as gay Southerners informed their timeless artistic achievements and relationships with family, colleagues, confidants, and – most significantly – each other.

Lisa Immordino Vreeland | Documentary | 81 Minutes | USA | $12

Film Forum and the Center for Fiction are teaming up to host a virtual Q&A with Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto on June 24 at 7:00pm.  This ZOOM event is FREE to the public.  To RSVP please click HERE


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REVIEWS

“Beautifully constructed… captivating. A wonderfully evocative time capsule and a candid tribute to a pair of artistic legends.”Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

 

“An immersive portrait of literary icons, friends, and rivals…a creative way into the ubiquitous figures.” –Jude Dry, Indiewire

 

“Offers a vivid sketch… like hearing one author in stereo.” – Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

 

“A fascinating account of a loving but troubled relationship…succeeds beautifully in providing a revealing look at their troubled psyches.” –Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

“The two men make for easy and natural stablemates in Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s sympathetic and nicely shaped documentary, which takes their great talents as a given and happily refuses to sensationalize their struggles.” – Todd McCarthy, Deadline Hollywood Daily

 “Vreeland’s editing is so judicious, and her choice of footage so empathetic, that the film frequently bristles with life and occasionally profound sadness.” – Kevin Maher, Times(UK)